Entries by Tim Misny

Failure to Diagnose our Nation’s Heroes

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Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars at Risk for Serious Illness and Misdiagnosis Lung disease for present day war veterans is very much a part of everyday life.  While the Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense stand by their declaration that there is a low disease risk as a result of exposure, the […]

Medical Malpractice – Delay Tactics

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Delay Tactics: Why You Need an Attorney for Your Medical Malpractice Claim As noted in a 2016 headline case against the Cleveland Clinic,  attorney delay tactics can be incredibly detrimental to a medical malpractice claim.  Delays can count against the window for filing a claim and can cost injured victims a fortune in terms of financial […]

Ohio Workplace Accidents—What to Do If Your Claim is Denied

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Many workers injured on the job do not initially think they will need an attorney’s help in filing a workers’ compensation claim. And, all too often, employers may even discourage workers from hiring legal representation because they simply want you to go into this alone. It may not be until after your claim was denied […]

2017 Car Accident Fatalities in Ohio Already Averaging Two Deaths a Day

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The state of Ohio recorded a total of 1,132 traffic deaths in the year 2016—this is an average of 3 fatalities per day. These numbers are unsettling and unacceptable, but when I found out how many Ohio car accident fatalities have occurred already this month and in 2017, I was absolutely stunned and appalled. As […]

Umbrella Insurance Coverage: Why You Should Call Your Insurance Agent Today

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In my 36 years as a personal injury lawyer, I cannot emphasize how many car accident victims are left high and dry by low insurance limits or uninsured drivers. That is why I stress one significant topic: umbrella insurance coverage. I recently had the opportunity to meet with several television networks to talk in-depth about […]

New Study Links Concussions to Increased Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

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The term “brain injury” sounds a great deal more severe than the word “concussion.” What many injured victims don’t always understand is that a concussion diagnosis should elicit the same concern, especially when looking at long-term effects. Closed head injuries can happen in a multitude of scenarios: motor vehicle accidents, sports related injuries, catastrophic injuries, […]

New Laws for Ohio Motorists in 2017

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The New Year is a time for us to reflect on what we’d like to improve for ourselves—the same goes for our state laws. There are several new laws effective this year and, whether you’re a seasoned driver or a new driver, everyone should be aware of these before getting behind the wheel. Specifically, there […]

Ohio is the 5th Highest State for Work-Related Fatalities

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The 2015 statistics for workplace deaths has been released, and Ohio made the unfortunate top 5 list. While workplace incidents have been on a slow decline, fatalities have risen both statewide and nationwide in the last few years. According to the 2015 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, there were 202 workplace fatalities in Ohio […]

Ohio Workers’ Compensation—Firefighters Diagnosed With Cancer Due to Job are Now Covered

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Several weeks ago the Ohio firefighter cancer bill was passed, but not until recently was the bill signed into law by Ohio Governor John Kasich. On January 4, 2017 Ohio became the 35th state to sign in legislation protecting firefighters diagnosed with cancer due to their risky occupations. Firefighters and their families have been fighting […]

Birth Injury: Why Risks Can be Higher for Larger Babies

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Birth trauma in the United States happens to approximately 29 out of every 1,000 babies. Birth injuries are not common but can happen at any moment. Statistics show a higher number of these traumas occur to larger babies, but the question is why? Health issues such as high blood pressure, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes or preterm […]